RECENT SEX CRIMES AND THIEVERY COMMITTED BY ROMAN CATHOLIC
CLERGY IN SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA
Further Proof the Cycle of Sin in Catholicism
will Never Cease
Those who remain in the great whore do so despite
the preponderance of damning evidence
This present writer did not need to do extensive research
at libraries to uncover the facts about to be presented. They
were found in the local daily paper, The Press Democrat, of
Santa Rosa, California. They could be read by all, Catholic and
non-Catholic during 1999 and 2000. The evidence points to the
perpetual sex crimes, thievery, cover-up and willful negligence
of the Catholic Church even today. Nothing has changed. Nor will
it ever change. God says so. This is why the judgment of the Church
of Rome could be written beforehand, 2000 years ago. The continuity
of serious crimes by the Roman Catholic Church's hierarchy and
priesthood represent a sign of unrepentance, a sign of the spirit
of Antichrist, and a sign of God's coming judgment. Below we list
a few headlines and accompanying quotes:
chief blame bishop 
Ziemann role in money crisis, priest sex scandal denounced
"Calling the loss of $16 million in church funds gross
mismanagement and reprehensible, Sonoma county's top law enforcement
officials called Wed. on the Diocese of Santa Rosa to disclose
any evidence of criminal wrongdoing by Bishop G. Patrick Ziemann
or other diocese officials
..So far, however, the diocesan
officials have told investigators they'd rather handle the financial
crisis as an internal problem and that they do not believe the
money mismanagement was criminal
..[A]n unusual joint
news conference of the top county prosecutor and the top city
police officer in which they announced Ziemann will not face criminal
charges for alleged sexual coercion
said a six-month investigation by police and district attorney's
investigators produced evidence showing probable cause that Ziemann
coerced [RC priest] Hume into a sexual relationship
chief] Dunbaugh said that in both the sex and financial investigations
diocesan officials were not always forthcoming with information
loss may hit $30 million 
"In a stunning revelation Monday night, Monsignor
John Brenkle said the Diocese of Santa Rosa's total financial
losses could reach $30 million, nearly twice original estimates
Brenkle described the 'recent discovery' of a European-based foundation
that was using the diocese name and its nonprofit tax status apparently
as cover for a high-yield investment scheme
and former Vicar General Thomas Keys stepped down
it's all hard to believe. You could take this script to Hollywood,'
..His comments and those of others underscored
a growing feeling among North Coast Catholics who remain distrustful
of church leaders after learning that millions of dollars raised
by local parishes and schools for special projects have vanished
[Bishop] Ziemann quit last July, he admitted to a two-year sexual
relationship with the Rev. Jorge Hume Salas, a former Ukiah priest
who in 1996 confessed to stealing money from St. Mary's [in Ukiah].
In a civil lawsuit filed a week before Ziemann resigned, Hume
claimed the bishop coerced him into having sex in return for silence
about the Ukiah incident. Ziemann has contended the sex was consensual."
Catholic face-off in Ukiah
backs calls to jail Ziemann 
Hundreds hear archbishop's talk
"To the consternation of San Francisco Archbishop
William Levada, a sometimes contentious crowd that nearly filled
550-seat St. Mary of the Angel's Church on Tuesday night loudly
applauded calls for the jailing of Bishop G. Patrick Ziemann and
his former top financial aide
..'It is very inappropriate
to call for the bishop to go to jail. I don't applaud that,' Levada
..Levada said he didn't consider it appropriate for
parishioners to equate mismanagement and malfeasance with stealing
and thievery. 'You should not make rash judgments,' he said
Levada the challenges to church practices began when he was confronted
before the forum by Sister Jane Kelly, a Ukiah nun whose disclosure
of Ziemann's cover-up of a priest theft led to the scandal that
forced his resignation. Kelly wagged her finger at Levada as she
demanded to know what he had done about new reports she turned
over to him of alleged misconduct among three current parish priests
within the diocese
Some parishioners suggested
that not even the best financial system will make up for what
they see as a greater moral and spiritual crisis stemming from
years of priestly sexual misconduct."
" 'I'm too much of a pragmatist for healing. I need
to know how you could have allowed priests who were pedophiles
to consecrate the body and blood of Christ despite what they may
have done the night before,' said Russ Libert of St. Mary's."
officials get an earful 
Police say inquiry ended when diocese failed to cooperate
"Santa Rosa Police Chief Michael Dunbaugh took issue
Friday with leaders of the diocese of Santa Rosa, saying investigators
have not ruled out the possibility of financial wrongdoing and
that the diocese's failure to cooperate was the reason a criminal
investigation did not move forward
..'Until such time that
an authorized representative of the Diocese of Santa Rosa comes
forth and presents evidence of the diocese victim of a crime,
clearly indicates the diocese's willingness to fully cooperate
as a victim of a crime, and agrees to support the prosecution
of any identified offenders, the Santa Rosa Police Department
cannot conduct an investigation into this matter,' [D.A.] Mullins
said in a formal statement."
A week of revelations and contrition
..After listening to nearly an hour of reports,
central Sonoma County Catholics took their turns at the microphone
to demand answers to questions church officials have been asked
could Ziemann have been allowed to operate without fiscal controls
for nearly eight years?
were the other diocese leaders?
didn't they stop him?
will the schools and parishes be repaid money misappropriated
from the diocese's bank account?
church leaders really think that parishioners are going to respond
to appeals to raise $15 million to pay back the money the diocese
finally, when will Ziemann and other leaders, particularly former
finance officer Monsignor Thomas Keys, be held accountable for
"Do you think these gentleman should come back and
face the music? The people should have to come back and answer
for their deeds just like every one of us would have to."
"They are not here anymore," answered Brenkle.
Yvette Fallandy yelled, "Keys is not giving us accountability.
Where is Keys? He's a pastor. Why isn't he a pastor here tonight?
Where's Tom Keys?"
"It's to get them back to say I'm sorry."
And another speaker said
Ziemann comes from a wealthy Los Angeles family and should be
asked to make repayment
Others wanted to send the diocese's
bill to the Vatican where Ziemann received his appointment to
the Santa Rosa diocese in 1992."
"Has anybody called Rome and asked them?" said
St. Eugene parishioner Mike Keefer. "They are responsible
for Bishop Ziemann. They are the employer. Why not let them right
"I don't trust anybody above monsignor anymore,"
said Mark Hulsman, a onetime altar boy for Brenkle. "Our
corruption rate for bishops in Santa Rosa is 50 percent"
addition to Ziemann, Hulsman was referring to the diocese's first
bishop, Leo T. Maher, who left the North Coast bankrupt in 1969."
Once-visible Keys is now out of sight
as chief financial officer, a post he held
more than 14 years, Monsignor Thomas Keys exercised almost unbridled
power in making things happen in the six-county North Coast church
today, the 56-year-old Irishman, who will mark his 30-year anniversary
as a priest in June, is largely out of sight
a meeting Thursday in Petaluma, parishioners complained that Keys
and other top lay and religious leaders under Ziemann remain on
the diocesan payroll. One man was particularly irate that shortly
after Ziemann resigned in disgrace, Archbishop William Levada
lauded the efforts of Keys in an article in the diocesan newspaper.
A month later, Levada removed Keys as finance officer and reported
the diocese was in financial crisis
Few events or programs
that involved money occurred without Keys knowing about it and
he continues to be pastor of Star of the
Valley parish in Oakmont
Parishioners report he seldom delivers
bishop to lead SR Diocese 
"Pope John Paul II on Tuesday appointed Las Vegas
Bishop Daniel F. Walsh, leader of the fastest growing Catholic
community, to take over the Diocese of Santa Rosa and to lead
it out of a turbulent period marked by sex scandals and financial
..Walsh, 62, will be the fifth bishop to oversee
the six-county diocese, which in its 38-year existence has twice
fallen into near-financial ruin and which has been rocked by allegations
of sexual misconduct involving as many as eight priests, including
..'The church is hierarchical,' he said. 'It
is not a democracy.' "
to get $535,000 in settlement with SR Diocese 
"The Diocese of Santa Rosa announced Monday it will
pay a former Ukiah priest $535,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging
he was coerced by former Bishop G. Patrick Ziemann into a two-year
..They said an insurance carrier will
pay the settlement and that the money will not come from the depleted
coffers of a diocese left $16 million in debt by fiscal mismanagement
and payment of $6 million worth of claims related to sexual misconduct
..Ziemann had contended the sexual relationship
was consensual, but Hume in his lawsuit against Ziemann and the
church contended he agreed to engage in sex over a two-year period
only after the bishop threatened to expose Hume's own prior misconduct.
The misconduct involved the theft of church money at St. Mary
of the Angels Church in Ukiah, and allegations he had sexually
molested young Latinos men belonging to the parish
to Monday's announcement, Hume is to resign his ministry in the
Santa Rosa diocese, but 'he remains a priest.'
" 'This is outrageous,' said Sister Jane Kelly, the
Ukiah nun who made Hume's theft of church funds public after church
leaders ignored her protests following his reassignment
in 1998 by Ziemann to a Napa church. 'The church is doing
what it's always done: paying to settle claims involving priest
misconduct, and then letting the wrongdoers move on,' said
"Wendy Gallagher, a Santa Rosa woman whose son was
sexually molested by a priest, agreed. 'I think allowing this
person to remain a priest is very sad
What ever happened to Bishop Ziemann, you ask?
"Ziemann retains his title as a church bishop,
but he, too, is unable to minister as a priest because of a church-imposed
ban. Ziemann is staying at a monastery somewhere in the Southwest,
said his attorney, Joseph Piasta of Santa Rosa. 'He is
living a life of prayer and repentance,' said Piasta
Ziemann two weeks ago admitted in a public letter read during
weekend masses to the diocese's 140,000 Catholics that he had
'sinned grieviously.' Ziemann asked for forgiveness for the pain
he has caused. After a year of therapy, Ziemann has chosen to
live temporarily at a monastery that Piasta declined to identify.
'He looks forward to serving God and the people in this new ministry.'
to defrock Hume attacked 
.'I'm absolutely shocked. This man shouldn't
be allowed to remain a priest,' said Marianne Peterson of Crescent
City. Ukiah Catholic Monte Hill said, 'There's no other institution
that tolerates the kind of deception that surrounds Mr. Hume'
guy fraudulently became a priest. He steals money and engages
in sex with a bishop, and yet he remains a priest. What does it
take to get rid of people like this?' asked Claudia Lima, a Eureka
ANOTHER TRAVESTY IN SANTA ROSA EXPOSED: The Case of 'Father'
of Trust 
Four file lawsuit accusing their former parish priest
of sexually abusing them
..In February and April of this year,
after more than two decades of silence, Mary [Agbayani, not a
plaintiff in this suit,] swore before attorneys at a lengthy deposition
in Santa Rosa, that in the small chapel at the south end of Resurrection
church, after Saturday evening mass in August of 1977 when everyone
else had left the building, the popular priest and friend she
idolized - Father Don Kimball - forced her to have sex with him
on the floor behind the altar. She was 14 years old." [The
author of this article then relates Kimball allegedly victimized
a brother and sister, who were also part of this lawsuit.] "
a two-part deposition taken in Fresno during January of this year
and May of 1998, Bishop John Steinbock swore that in 1987 Kimball
confessed to molesting a number of teenage girls
"At this date
[Kimball] reportedly continues to enjoy popularity as an invited
speaker at youth conferences and rallies all over the country
now denies all charges of sexually molesting anyone, ever.
in her deposition that she was molested by Kimball over a period
of months. 'I ended up pregnant, got forced to have an abortion
and then I was rejected,' Mary told attorneys. 'I became isolated
from all my friends and family - and I was still just a child.'
Kimball took her to an abortion clinic in San Francisco, Mary
explained to me. She said she tried twice back then to tell someone
about Kimball molesting her - once she told a friend at church
who couldn't believe Kimball could do wrong, and once she told
the pastor of Resurrection, the late Monsignor Charles ('Charlie')
didn't do anything about it, according to Mary. 'Charlie said
something like, who's going to believe your word over the word
of a priest who's done so much for the youth of our community?
"My [the author
of Betrayal of Trust is speaking] 38-year-old sister, Marie Martinsson,
who now lives with her husband in Sweden, remembers how young
people felt toward Kimball. 'All the kids in the group liked him
a lot - he was so easy to talk to, and so cool,' she recalls.
In a written declaration submitted to the plaintiffs' attorneys,
Marie tells how Kimball molested her at the priest's residence
when she was 16, during the appointment she had made with him
to discuss a personal problem
"In the course
of my research I've learned that victims of molestation feel intense
shame and guilt, which makes them reluctant to share their stories.
Children who are sexually molested typically feel responsible
for their victimization and often do not tell about what happened
until adulthood. It's such a painful, embarrassing and shameful
thing, they withdraw from it, wanting it to be over.
"My close friend
Lorraine didn't tell me her story until just before she decided
to file civil charges, two years ago. Lorraine claims that she,
too, was molested by Kimball during an appointment she made with
him for counseling
..Lorraine claims Kimball continued to
molest her for years
talk to me when I called for an interview, but referred me to
his attorney, Joe Piasta, who says that Kimball denies
certainly harmed church finances. Of the $5.3 million paid out
to settle diocesan sexual misconduct charges since 1995, a total
of $2.1 million was covered by insurance money, according to Brenkle.
The rest was paid from diocese funds
"I, as, Joe
Priest, with no legal background, don't understand why the church
has to pay for this lawsuit. I know some of these people [the
alleged victims] well enough to know they aren't the kind to lie.
There's been a lot of pain in their families, somehow connected
to Don Kimball - all that pain didn't come out of a cloud."
('Father' Larry Carolan, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Calistoga.)
priest charged in rapes 
Santa Rosa man faces prison term of up to 15 years
"A former Catholic priest has been [criminally] charged
with rape and committing lewd acts against minors in connection
with the alleged abuse of two teen-age girls in the late 1970s
and early 80s. Don Kimball, a well-known youth ministry leader,
was charged in a four-count complaint
on all counts, Kimball, 56, could be sentenced to 15 years in
state prison. He would become the second Santa Rosa priest to
be imprisoned for misconduct with children.
"Former [Roman Catholic] Rev. Gary Timmons was convicted
of sexual misconduct with boys in Santa Rosa and Humboldt counties
from 1969 to 1992
..The complaint against Kimball alleges
rape and lewd conduct involving two victims who are identified:
Mary Agbayani, 36, who Kimball allegedly molested and raped in
1977, and Ellen Brem, now 32, who Kimball is accused of molesting
.The complaint also alleges Kimball abused nine additional
victims and identifies seven women and two men by first name only
"A separate civil lawsuit filed by four of Kimball's
alleged victims has been tentatively settled for $1.6 million,
according to the plaintiff's attorney, Mary Clare Lawrence.
denies sex charges 
Priest released after SR arraignment
..The criminal charges against Kimball
stem from a civil lawsuit filed in 1997 against him and the Diocese
of Santa Rosa by two men and two women who claim they were molested
by him in the 1970s, when they were juveniles
"Asked why nearly a dozen people would fabricate such charges
against him, Kimball said, 'For money. That's where this all started'
denied Wednesday he ever sexually touched a minor or did anything
illegal. Kimball said he became good at working with young people.
'You have to go out of your way, have to work hours that you would
never work, to keep up with people that you're trying to keep
contact with,' he said. 'Then later on, a lawyer comes back saying
you're stalking this kid, when you're just trying to do outreach
or follow up on someone who didn't fit in the system or youth
groups,' he said. 'When you spend time with them on their own,
to figure out how they're ticking and what's going on, later on
this comes back to turn into something like this,' Kimball said."
reverses Kimball ruling 
Priest molest charges ok'd
"A Sonoma County judge reinstated
two child molesting charges Thursday against Catholic priest Don
Kimball, reversing a ruling that they were too old to pursue.
Judge Robert Boyd's decision brought gasps and cries of approval
from the alleged victims, including one woman who says Kimball
raped her in 1977."
seeks amends over clergy abuse 
Veils of Catholic secrecy lifted to assist victims of
1 1/2 hour 'Reconciliation and Healing Service,' organized by
the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland and the Survivors Network
for Those Abused by Priests [was] attended by 100 Catholic leaders,
sexual abuse victims and their families. [It] was an opportunity
for the church to publicly apologize for its past silence on clergy
abuse and take the first step toward a more open dialogue, organizers
"The attempt at atonement followed Pope John Paul
II's public confession at the Vatican earlier this month for the
church's sins throughout history."
"When I pass a church, I cross the street." (Sonia
"Just seeing a priest's black garb is difficult."
"I can't shake a priest's hand." (unidentified